PEPQA 2013 – Workshop on Power Electronics and Power Quality Applications

6 July 2013 – 8 July 2013 all day
University of Los Andes, Mario Laserna Building - School of Engineering
Carrera 1 Este # 19A-40 Edificio Mario Laserna

PEPQA 2013 goal is to be the Workshop on Power Electronics and Power Quality Applications in Colombia. Its first edition will take place in Bogota, Colombia. Bogota is a large city with more than 7 million of inhabitants. It is located 2600 meters above the sea level and surrounded by the beautiful Andes Mountains, providing a special and unique environment. It has a wonderful combination of colonial and modern architecture; large parks and industrial zones; and a variety of places to visit, eat, party, enjoy of live music, theater, dance, and almost any kind of activity that you may imagine. All this integrated by the friendship and kindness of its people.

The conference will provide a forum for students, academics, and industry professionals to collaborate on meeting the ever-increasing power electronics and power quality challenges. The conference will offer general tutorials in power electronics by experts in the field, as well as oral and poster contributions.

The workshop will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews in industrial appilcations topics including but not limited to:

  • Power semiconductor devices and packaging technologies
  • Electric motor drives and electrical machines
  • Electric vehicles (EV), automotive electronics
  • Embedded systems for industrial applications
  • ICT and Power Systems
  • Energy efficiency 
  • Power quality issues, harmonic problems and solutions
  • Power electronics education
  • Power supplies and UPS
  • Applications of power electronics in Smart Grids
  • Real Time Simulation
  • Standards, Policies, and Regulations for Power Quality

Papers are selected on the basis of interest to conference attendees and applicability to the industry. Papers are limited to six pages. Papers written in English or Spanish will be considered for publication.

General Chair

Mauricio Aredes , Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Program Chair

Gustavo Ramos, Universidad de los Andes – Colombia

Finance Chair

Jose David Cely, IEEE Sección Colombia

Program Committee

Mario Rios, Universidad de los Andes – Colombia

Alvaro Torres, Universidad de los Andes – Colombia

Edson Watanabe, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Darlan Alexandria Fernandes, Universidade Federal da Paraíba – Brazil

Seddik Bacha, G2elab – France

Slim Tnani, Laboratoire d’Automatique et d’Informatique Industrielle – France

Eduardo Cano, Universidad Nacional sede Manizales – Colombia

Davis Montenegro, Universidad de los Andes – Colombia

Esperanza Torres, OXY – Colombia










Jairo Flechas, Genelec S.A.S

Victor Diez, ISA – Colombia

Omar Pinzón, UP Bolivariana sede Bucaramanga – Colombia

Rafael Hernando Diez, Universidad Javeriana – Colombia

Fabián Uriarte, University of Texas at Austin (Center for Electromechanics) – USA

Oswaldo López Santos, Universidad de Ibagué – Colombia

Javier González Barajas, Universidad Santo Tomás – Colombia

Luis Hernando Correa, Universidad de La Salle – Colombia

Edwin Forero, Universidad Santo Tomás – Colombia

Andrés Pavas, Universidad Nacional sede Bogotá – Colombia

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